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Steven Spurrier

Steven Spurrier’s Impact on the Wine Industry

Steven Spurrier's Impact on the Wine Industry The name "Steven Spurrier" will forever be remembered as the person who propelled California wines into the limelight. Thanks to his innovativeness and willingness to explore, Spurrier […]

June 15

June 15, 1873: On this day, John Reynell died. An immigrant from England named John Reynell established himself in South Australia as a wheat farmer, sheep and cattle breeder, vigneron, and winemaker. Reynell was […]

March 9

March 9, 1809: On this day, one of the most important figures in Tuscan wine history, Bettino Ricasoli, was born. He would later develop the Chianti formula in 1872. Ricasoli was a Florentine native. […]

October 5

October 5, 1803: On this day, Joseph Jacob Bollinger was born. Together with Paul Renaudin and Jacques Bollinger, Joseph founded the Bollinger Champagne house, a producer of Sparkling wines from the region. Bollinger is […]

November 13

November 13, 1935: On this day, Jon Winroth Broneer was born in Athens, Greece. He worked as a wine expert, consultant, writer, translator, and columnist on a global scale. In addition to co-founding and […]

August 8

August 8, 1856: On this day, pathologist Newton Pierce was born. The unknown disease that devastated wide swaths of grape vines in Southern California, USA, was originally described by Newton Pierce in 1892. The […]

May 24

May 24, 1337: On this day in 1337 the Hundred Years War between England and France commenced when King Philip VI of France confiscated the Duchy of Guyenne in western France from its owner, […]

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